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STS-102 Extravehicular Activities

The STS-102 crew conducted two space walks at the International Space Station. The purpose of the space walks was to prepare the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, or MPLM, for transfer to the station, to install hardware needed for Assembly Flight 6A, and to deliver spare parts to the International Space Station. Learn more about the space walks required to build the International Space Station.

EVA Astronauts
Susan Helms
Paul Richards
Andy Thomas
Jim Voss

Robot Arm Operators
Jim Kelly
Andy Thomas

Susan Helms, Jim Voss
Actual Time: 8 hours, 56 minutes
Actual Start Time: 11:12 p.m. CST, March 10, 2001
Actual End Time: 8:08 a.m. CST, March 11, 2001

The first space walk's tasks included unplugging Pressurized Mating Adapter 3 from the Unity Node electrical cables, Lab Cradle Assembly installation and rigid umbilical installation. Between the space walks, the shuttle crew docked Leonardo to Unity using Discovery's robotic arm. The 17th space walk in the space station assembly sequence was also the longest in space shuttle history.

Paul Richards, Andy Thomas
Time: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Start Time: 10:47 p.m. CST, March 12, 2001
End Time: 5:17 a.m. CST, March 13 2001

During the second space walk, the crew will transfer the Early Ammonia Servicer to the P6 Truss, install the External Stowage Platform and deliver a replacement Pump Flow Control System. Leonardo was returned to the orbiter's payload bay later in the mission.

EVA Team
IMAGE: Mission Specialist Paul Richards.
STS-102 Mission Specialist Paul Richards will join Mission Specialist Andy Thomas on the mission's second space walk.
Related Links
*Wardrobe for Space
*Preparing for the ISS
*EVA Chronology PDF (3.5M)

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/07/2002
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